We are researchers, clinicians, educators, managers and policy makers from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. We work in hospitals, universities, corporations, foundations, and government agencies across the globe. Virtually all medical disciplines are represented in SMDM.
Mission, Vision and GoalsThe Society for Medical Decision Making's mission is to improve health outcomes through the advancement of proactive systematic...
About SMDMFounded in 1979, the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) www.smdm.org, is a not-for-profit, professional research organization...
Board and StaffEach year, SMDM members nominate and vote for individuals to serve on the SMDM Board of Trustees. Members are invited to submit...
Definition of Medical Decision MakingMedical decision science is a field that encompasses several related pursuits. As a normative endeavor, it proposes standards for...
Our MembersThe Society's diverse membership includes trainees to senior researchers as well as...
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Leadership AwardsThe Society recognizes leadership in the field of medical decision making by individuals and organizations. A full listing of awards and...
Early Career AwardsThe Society encourages and recognizes outstanding work by young investigators. A full listing of awards and recipients is available here...
Become a Member
SMDM members contribute critically to health policy research in the areas of evidence-based medicine, cost effective health care, patient decision making and public health. SMDM helps you to be more than just a face in the crowd. The connections you make through SMDM can help you build a network of long-term contacts to help you throughout your career.
"SMDM played a major role in helping me launch my career. I found my postdoc then my faculty position through the Society, and I continue to collaborate with many wonderful people who I first met at the annual meeting."continue »
MDM offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development.